Originally Posted by karley.hall
i rode in college and we rode ALOT of young horses and the way to get up to have better balance and feeling of the horse we rode in saddles but were lounged and did lots of exercises without having anything to hold onto ... and we had to clothes our eyes too ... try dropping your stirrups as well and getting them back, this improves your balance as well .. good luck! Let me know if any of that helps!
I might try that with some of the colts that have been there for more than a month.... closing my eyes though... I don't think I trust them that much..... especially since the first few rides they enjoy running me into the fence
I tend to drop my stirrups a lot when they are 2 inches too long!! Sometimes I just drop them and ride with no stirrups..... but sssshhhh it's a secret..... I'd be in trouble if my trainer found out!!